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My inbound flight (American Airline 208) arrives at 5:44 pm on 12/14/17 from Phoenix while my connecting flight (American Airline 3525) to Lansing departs at 6:54 pm. Will I have enough time to make the change?
Yes, all you have to do in Chicago is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I have a 1 hour 20 min layover in Terminal 3 is there any place I can smoke and make it back in time?
Maybe barely enough time to leave security, smoke, and get back through security and to your flight. There are no secure-side smoking areas at O'Hare.
Will be arriving at 5:35pm on American airlines and connecting flight Finnair is at 10:00pm. Plan togo to Admiral club. How closr is that to my connecting flight in terminal 3?
There are 3 Admirals clubs in Terminal 3. Finnair flights to Helsinki depart from Terminal 5.
I have 1 Hour 15 minutes layover ABE - ORD to my final trip to Puntacana. United Airlines with Expressjet
The reservation marks a Terminal Change, i dont now if the terminal for United by Express Jet is far o close to United departing to PUJ.

Any help
Have a 6 hour layover on July 29 and looking for something to see in Chicago without getting lost or costing a fortune. Any ideas
On 7th May flying with AA BUFF to ORD and on to SFO. I have 1 hour and 19 mins layover in ORD. Is this doable? also will have a check in bag. Cheers
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Is 35 minutes enough time to make it from United Flight 307 to United flight 1649, Flying in July.
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am arriving in Chicago, after having cleared customs in Canada, with 1 hr 10 minute layover before my connection. Both of my flights are United, so I believe this means they will be in the same Terminal. Is that correct? I am also wondering if this is enough time, when I look in Kayak it says that the Gate Time for my second flight is 6:15, but I am assuming this doesn't mean boarding time. The actual flight time is 7:40 and I land at 6:29 (if all goes according to plan).

If I check a bag will I have to grab it again? How long does it take to go through security typically? I've never been to this airport today.
All you have to do in Chicago if both flights are on United and you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All United gates are connected inside security.
We have 1 hour 50 minutes layovertime, we will arrive from London at terminal 5 time:15:00 and leave from terminal 3 time 16:50 to Denver, Is that enough time? it feels thet we will have tou run :)
It's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
The both flight are on American Airlines on one ticket, will that help?
Yes, that helps, what would help more is not having checked bags.
I have a 1h29min window from landing to my next flight leaving. I arrive at Terminal 5 and leave from Terminal 1 im worried I wont have time to get my connecting flight can anyone help?
Sorry forgot to say im flying with United Airlines
Yes, realistically that will be VERY difficult. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the ATS Train to T1 and go through security and to your departure gate.
Thanks for the reply, I thought it was cutting it fine this has been arranged for me by a travel company so im surprised they haven't noticed or realised the implications of such a short layover for the connecting flight. Im getting them to change the flight if it means a longer layover